Podis & Podis

Podis & Podis

We are a bankruptcy law firm. We help individuals and couples get out of debt by filing Chapter 13 and 7 Bankruptcy. We walk clients through the bankruptcy process and make it easy to understand. Bankruptcy saves homes and cars for clients.

Firm Overview

We are a law firm with over 50 years of legal experience. We enjoy helping our clients get out of debt and start living again. We help people who have gotten behind on their bills decide if bankruptcy will help them. At Podis and Podis, we give clients their bankruptcy options and help them make the best choice for their situation and their family. We offer a free appointment to discuss the bankruptcy process and set out the fees and costs in writing. We have five lawyers at our firm, founder, Mark Podis, Cynthia Podis , Cherie Meece, Thomas Talley and Alexander Lovelace. We have a staff of 17 full and part time legal assistants and paralegals who are constantly training and cross-training in the ever changing world of consumer bankruptcy. We understand how stressful it is to lose a job or be furloughed and not know how you will pay your bills! We believe bankruptcy can be a good option for many who face hardship paying back loans, credit cards, mortgages and cars. Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy stop foreclosure, repossessions, wage garnishments, lawsuits and lets you take control of your finances.

We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.

Main Office

Main Office
1161 Murfreesboro Pike
Suite 300
Nashville TN 37217


(615) 399-3800


(615) 399-9794


Free Initial Consultation?

Free Initial Consultation

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Chapter 13 and Chapter 7 Flat fee

Office Information

Office Hours

8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday

Emergency After Hours


Languages Spoken


Other Offices

Podis and Podis Clarksville TN
1064 South Riverside Drive
Clarksville, TN 37040

Podis and Podis Cookeville TN
345 South Jefferson St Suite 207
Cookeville, TN 37501

Podis and Podis Franklin TN
339 Main Street
Franklin, TN 37064

Podis and Podis Hendersonville TN
100 Hazel Path Suite C 4
Hendersonville, TN 37075

Podis and Podis Murfreesboro TN
111 North Maple Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

I started out as a general practitioner and was drawn to the area of bankruptcy law early in my career. I saw the immense relief clients received when they completed a Chapter 13 or Chapter 7 bankruptcy. At Podis and Podis, I want to help my clients make sound financial decisions and get their lives back on track. I found that when clients took the bankruptcy route, they were afraid of losing their house, car, or job and just embarrassed by the process. I began making great changes in how I ran my practice. I wanted the complex bankruptcy process to be easier to understand. I make an effort to ensure clients understand the good and the bad parts of the bankruptcy system. Above all, honesty in the bankruptcy petition is the only way to ensure clients get the relief they are seeking.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others?

I have 32 years of experience in filing consumer bankruptcy cases. I prepare each file prior to filing it with the court. I use my experience to ensure the petition is correct and accurate. When I present a Chapter 13 plan for confirmation, I have confidence that I have reviewed the contents of the file and the Proof of Claims in the case to ensure a smooth process at the Meeting of Creditors.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

We strive to ensure each client is treated with dignity and respect. Bankruptcy is a difficult process. We have a staff that is trained to deal with issues that arise during bankruptcy. As my wife says "Life happens while you are making other plans!" We do not just file your case and then leave you hanging. Our dedicated staff answers calls during business hours and ensure clients needs are dealt with in a timely manner. We work hard in training our attorneys and employees to ensure a seamless process. We want clients to feel comfortable in our office. We want clients to feel accepted and understood when they enter the bankruptcy process.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

We encourage a client to be informed about the legal process and the law in the area in which they have a need. We blog on our website to keep clients and the community abreast of current legal issues and trends.

Mark Podis

Podis & Podis

I was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. After receiving my undergraduate degree from Tennessee Tech in 1983, I attended Cumberland School of Law and received my Juris Doctorate in 1986. I have practiced Bankruptcy Law from my office on Murfreesboro Pike for 30 year. I focus primarily in the field of consumer bankruptcy, and I have handled more than 30,000 files. I have devoted my career to helping families get out of debt and start living again, enabling them to relieve the stress of being in debt by filing Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases.
I am grateful for the opportunity to help the community in and around Middle Tennessee. I am amazed by the transformation my clients undergo when they are dealing with their debt! They truly take control of their finances and find a way to live within their budget. When not working, I enjoy spending time on our farm or at the lake or traveling around the United States.


Bar Number: 012216
Tennessee, 1986


Cumberland School of Law at Samford University
JD, 1986

Mark Podis

Podis & Podis

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